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The most famous woodpecker-and-weasel team on the internet is now a sculpture up for auction, and can be yours—if your bid is high enough.

Sussex ceramicist Helen Hodson was inspired by Martin Le-May's photo of a weasel perched on the back of a green woodpecker in flight, and created this one-of-a-kind piece in glazed white stoneware clay.

50% of the money raised by the auction will go to the +Sussex Wildlife Trust to support programs educating young people about conservation.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Weaselpecker-hanging-ceramic-sculpture-by-Helen-Hodson-/231542205736
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What's it like to log 1,000+ hours on +Hubble Space Telescope? +American Museum of Natural History Blogs interviews the Museum's Department of Astrophysics Curator, Dr. Michael Shara.

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Take a close look at this satellite image of Chile's  #CalbucoVolcano  captured by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS.) Emanating from the center, you can see "ripples"—gravity waves in Earth's mesosphere generated by the shock of the powerful eruption.

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/18174

Imagery courtesy William Straka, CIMSS
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Scrap metal animal models by Igor Verniy are gorgeously detailed mechanical wonders. 

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When working with metal, it takes a true master to breathe life into their artwork. Russian artist Igor Verniy does just that with his beautiful and elegant articulated steampunk animal sculptures. Their moving parts and Verniy's attention to detail makes them come alive.
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A UK museum is using Oculus Rift to enable museum visitors to explore ancient Greek artifacts in a virtual historic villa.

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A virtual reality experience created for the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle allows visitors to explore artefacts in their historical context. Visitors are able to use Oculus Rift 3D headsets to visit a virtual Greek villa complete with the recreated objects.
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Deciphering a crime scene by analyzing pollen traces on and in a murdered body. A great story, with marvelous illustrations.
Dallas Mildenhall used obscure science to crack cases around the world. Then a brutal killing took place in his own back…
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Tiny fossils lend a big hand to scientists studying Earth's ancient climate.

In the latest episode of +American Museum of Natural History's SHELF LIFE, get a close-up look at the intricate shapes of foraminifera. The fossilized shells of these minuscule marine organisms hold clues to climate change that happened millions of years ago.

More from the SHELF LIFE series: http://www.amnh.org/shelf-life 
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+Hubble Space Telescope's mission began 25 years ago today. It continues to transform the way scientists observe and understand the universe.
 
Hubble Space Telescope: 25 Years and Counting

Today, one of NASA’s most powerful telescopes reaches a landmark anniversary.

Few of +NASA's telescopes have captured the public imagination like +Hubble Space Telescope, with its spectacular views of distant galaxies, supernovas, and nebulas. The first telescope in the world to return visible wavelength images of space from near Earth orbit, Hubble’s photos are more than just pretty pictures. In its twenty-five year mission, Hubble’s discoveries have transformed astronomers’ understanding of cosmic objects, events, and history. Hubble continues to deliver unparalleled images and help scientists solve some of the biggest mysteries about the forces that shape the universe. 

This Astro Bulletin takes a look at some of Hubble's most important finds, and at one of its most recent—a never-before-seen view of a distant supernova appearing simultaneously in four different positions around a galaxy cluster.

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Hubble 25th Anniversary
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Hubble Space Telescope | NASA
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Hubble Site: The Telescope
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Science: Multiple images of a highly magnified supernova formed by an early-type cluster galaxy lens
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Amazing archival film about STS-31—the mission that launched +Hubble Space Telescope 25 years ago today—narrated by the astronauts.

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New Pentax camera's ASTROTRACER combines GPS and shake-reduction to help photographers track stars and planets. 
 
The Pentax K-3 II: Pixel Shifting, GPS, Compass, and Star Tracking

Pentax today announced its new K-3 II DSLR, the successor to the K-3 that was announced in 2013. The camera packs a number of new features, including pixel shifting, GPS, and star tracking.
Pentax today announced its new K-3 II DSLR, the successor to the K-3 that was announced in 2013. The camera packs a number of new features, including pixel
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Earth in UV light, seen from the Moon.

Artificial color enhances a ten-minute far-ultraviolet exposure. The camera was deployed—and left—by the Apollo 16 crew. Astronaut John W. Young captured the image on April 21, 1972. 

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo16/html/s72-40821.html

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Meet B-34, the 27-km iceberg now adrift in the Amundsen Sea off the coast of Antarctica.
In early 2015, a new berg broke free from the Getz Ice Shelf.
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